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    Doctoral Funding on Human Locomotion with Robotic Exoskeletons
    Human Neuromechanics Laboratory, School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan

    The Human Neuromechanics Laboratory at the University of Michigan is actively seeking a new doctoral student in Kinesiology to study the biomechanics of human locomotion with robotic exoskeletons. The student would work under the supervision of Prof. Dan Ferris, Ph.D. Applicants should have a master’s or bachelor’s degree in kinesiology, exercise science, biomedical engineering, or mechanical engineering. Previous biomechanics research experience is highly desirable. The student will need to gain admittance to the University of Michigan Kinesiology doctoral program, and would be fully funded as a Graduate Student Instructor and/or Graduate Student Research Assistant. Assistance with the Kinesiology doctoral student application process is available by contacting Charlene Ruloff ( Information about the Kinesiology Ph.D. program can be found at:, including a video describing the doctoral program. Information about the Rehabilitation Robotics Group at the University of Michigan is available at:

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